Annual Report 2016

CARI’s Campaign for extra funding to meet the needs of children on waiting lists. More

Make a difference to the lives of children affected by Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)

CARI is dependent on State funding from the HSE and other statutory agencies

and on voluntary contributions raised through community and corporate fundraising. More.

Child Sexual abuse is a serious crime

Child sexual abuse occurs when an adult uses his or her power and authority to force or persuade a child to take part in sexual activities for his/her gratification or sexual arousal, or for that of others. More

    1 in 5 children are affected by child sexual abuse in Ireland.

    There are currently over 100 children on our waiting list.


    Concerned? Need help? Call Us


    The CARI Helpline (Lo Call 1890 92 4567), a specialised NATIONAL service is the overarching resource provided by CARI and often the first point of contact for those concerned about or affected by child sexual abuse. The CARI Helpline has responded to approximately 1,300 calls per year since 2006. Full details.






    CASS- Child Accompaniment Support Services

    CARI provides support and advocacy to children (and their parents, carers or guardians) who have to go to court to testify as to their own sexual abuse or to sexual abuse or another crime they may have witnessed. Full details.

    Would you like to volunteer? Our CASS department are looking to recruit Forensic Accompaniment Officers in Dublin and in Galway.




    CARI needs your help

    CARI depends on voluntary contributions to maintain and grow its services for children affected by child sexual abuse. From running your own cake sale to running an ‘Iron Man’ – your energy, time and fundraising is invaluable to us. Here is how to get involved.








    News and Events

    • The CARI Christmas Lunch will take place on Friday 30th November in The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin, champagne reception followed by lunch with entertainment, hosted by Alan Hughes, tickets €120. - Enquiries & tickets please contact Patricia Townsend on 01-8308529 or email .
    • Christmas has arrived in CARI - Please support our CARI Christmas Appeal by taking one of our Luxury Christmas Hampers to raffle amongst your staff colleagues and friends. Our CARI Christmas cards are also available packs of 12 cards for €5 For further information please contact or phone 01-8308529. Full details here.
    • Press Release - Child Victims of CSA continue to wait for Services and Justice